Farewell VHS, We Hardly Knew Ye

It seems like only yesterday I was paying $20 dollars for every hot movie that hit store shelves in VHS format. Today, I can go into a store and buy three tapes for just a dollar. Whoever said that a dollar can’t buy you anything was full of shit. Ever since the creation of DVD, VHS has been on a steady decline. Now with the last major VHS supplier calling it quits, the final nail in the coffin of VHS has arrived.

“It’s dead, this is it, this is the last Christmas, without a doubt,” Distribution Video Audio co-owner Ryan Kugler told the L.A. Times. “I was the last one buying VHS and the last one selling it, and I’m done. Anything left in the warehouse we’ll just give away or throw away.”

Distribution Video Audio is now in the business of selling discount DVD displays for big-box retailers and its co-owner warns that in three or four years DVD will face the same fate as VHS. Looking to buy a movie for someone? Consider Blu-ray.


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  1. do you mean movies on vhs, or the player/recorders and blank tapes in general as well?

    its done well to get this far though hasn’t it. and thanks to every DVD and HDD recorder i’ve yet had chance to use proving to be flaky or unresponsive in one way or the other, i’ve chosen to keep it as my timeshifting / short term archiving medium of preference despite the slightly hokey picture quality. It’s still better than VCD/Youtube after all.

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